Fourbarrel parklet countertop

Mission San Francisco May 2011


Mission San Francisco May 2011

Mission San Francisco May 2011

When architect Seth Boor was asked to sum up the parklet he stated, "The inspiration behind this parklet is a uniquely Fourbarrel take on the urban balcony - someplace to lean up against the rail with your coffee and watch the passersby." The success of this parklet design lies in its uniquely Fourbarrel approach. this place takes its character from the presence of creative collaboration, materials, straightforward pragmatism, and artisanship.

Sunny afternoon on Valencia street.

horizontal and vertical slabs meet in miters.

Mitered joints reinforced with lags.

The salvaged redwood decking that was laminated to make each slab was further reinforced with compression rods.

Notched slabs interlock.

North terrace

North terrace

Two redwood slabs interlock at a lap joint.

Hand-carved curves reveal oblique redwood end grain.

Salvaged redwood decking sourced from Heritage Salvage located in Petaluma.

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